Attorney General of the United States, Harry M. Daugherty

Harry Daugherty was appointed the Attorney General of the United States by President Warren G. Harding. He served from March 1921 until April 1924. Eugene Debs was convicted in 1918 for violating the Espionage Act. Daugherty influenced President Harding to commute Debs' sentence and Debs was released on December 25, 1921. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-118044